I took the battery home for the winter and planned on keeping it in the garage on a trickle charger.
I purchased this from Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/automat...ger-42292.html
After reading the instructions I'm told to prevent battery damage don't use if my battery is a gel lead acid battery or AGM. I'm also told not to connect it if the voltage is less than 12 volts. Turns out I don't know exactly what I'm doing
1) I can't really tell if I have one of those batteries (it's not written anywhere on the battery so I'm thinking no)
2) I don't know if the voltage is less than 12 volts (I took it home off a full charge about 1 month ago) Do I use a multimeter or a voltmeter to find this out? Is it easy? Could you recommend one if it's necessary?
3) Is the trickle/float charger I purchased acceptable? Do you have other recommendations?
That's about it
I'm sure that should do for one of the experts out there. A basic guide to caring for my battery through the winter would be great.
I thought this would have been much easier... could be me though, I tend to make things more difficult
Thanks again for everyone's help on here. You've really helped make my first year a success.